Proposal for Model Transformations - rename use of "expander" to "transform"

Justin Obara obara.justin at
Tue Jun 11 17:31:12 UTC 2013

+1 for the name change.

What i think we need though is to start tracking our "reserved" words and writing up some documentation around them.


On 2013-06-11, at 1:05 PM, Antranig Basman <Antranig.Basman at> wrote:

> This was discussed during Colin's recent visit to Boulder. I've written up the main requirement as - which I was reminded of during today's UIO strategy conversation today with Justin, Yura, Cindy and Anastasia - in order to improve the ModelRelay system as Anastasia has written up as, we first need to supply a system whereby we can freely mix model transformations documents with general IoC material. This is currently not possible as a result of the ambiguity in meaning of "expander" which has an unrelated implementation in the two systems.
> The proposal is to rename the use of "expander" in all model transformation documents to "transform" as both being more intelligible and descriptive as well as not colliding with our use of "expander". The exact keyword used will be configurable as an option to the ModelTransformations system, enabling us to support old documents if we require (in particular until the next GPII release cycle).
> Please supply any questions, comments or other proposals -
> Cheers,
> Antranig
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